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DraftKings expands Fantasy Football to Ireland and Austria

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DraftKings, the world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, has announced plans to expand into Ireland and Austria. The Boston-based provider will offer several football leagues to Irish and Austrian players, including the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga, as well as golf (PGA and European Tour), mixed martial arts, Esports, Canadian Football League, EuroLeague Basketball …

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Paddy Power: Ireland backed to vote for landmark amendment repeal

The Irish government last week announced that it will hold a referendum at some point next year on whether to alter the country’s stringent law on abortion. Voters are expected to go to the ballot in around May or June to vote on whether Ireland should retain The Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, which gives both a pregnant women …

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Paddy Power prematurely pays Irish fans for optimistic World Cup bet

Paddy Power has rewarded the faith of one optimistic Irish fan, who despite seeing his nation’s hopes of qualifying next Summer’s World Cup dampened, backed Ireland to lift the Jules Rimet trophy in Russia. A defeat at the hands of Serbia left Ireland’s qualification hopes hanging in the balance, however this didn’t stop one plucky Irishman taking a gamble on his …

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Nicola Fitton – Conor McGregor is a ‘game changer’ for Betsafe marketing

Nicola Fitton Managing Director of Betsafe Europe (Bettson AB Group), has detailed that securing UFC star ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor as its new Brand Ambassador represents a significant milestone for the ambitious multi-market bookmaker. Speaking to sports betting affiliate BettingPro.com, Fitton details that Betsafe has partnered with a global sporting icon who carries an immense profile and audience on all media …

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Matchbook aims for ‘the next level’ following new investment

Issuing a market update, the governance of online betting exchange operator Matchbook Group (Matchbook.com) has revealed that it has completed a ‘significant investment transaction’ that will ‘considerably grow the trajectory’ of its business. Matchbook governance did not disclose the sum of its secured investment, ut stated that through its funding round the company had brought on board well versed strategic …

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Paddy Power appoints Joe Lee as Head of Trump Betting

Following an extensive search, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has named Joe Lee as its Head of Trump Betting. Last April, due to growing demand in Donald Trump related wagers, Paddy Power announced publically that it would hire a Head of Trump Betting. The bookmaker even recruited Trump ally Nigel Farage to help fill-in its much-needed vacancy. Paddy Power informed that …

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John Boyle hands Boylesports leadership to son-in-law Conor Gray

John Boyle the founder of Irish Independent bookmaker Boylesports has stepped down from active duty with the company, handing leadership to his son-in-law Conor Gray as new Chief Executive. Last June, Boyle (61) had detailed to Irish media that he was preparing to stand down as leader of the company he founded in 1982, and which has become Ireland’s second …

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Ireland introduces uniformed 18-year age limit on all forms of gambling

Updating industry stakeholders, The Irish Cabinet has approved new age limit regulations for gambling services set under the new ‘Courts and Civil Liabilities Bill’ (Miscellaneous Provisions). The new mandate will set a uniformed age limit of 18-year across all forms of licensed gambling across Ireland. The introduced Bill has set out to modernize the provisions of the 1956 ‘Gaming & …

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Galway Races hits record prize money target for 2017 Festival

Ballybrit Galway racecourse management has confirmed that the 2017 Galway Races Summer Festival (31 July – 6 August) will feature its biggest prize pool with a record €2 million in festival prize money.   Galway Races event organisers were pleased to have secured the record prize money target with more than a month to go until the Festival start date. …

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Horse Sport Ireland appoints Ronan Murphy as new Chief Executive

Horse Sport Ireland, the national governing body of equestrian sports for Ireland has announced the appointment of Ronan Murphy as new Chief Executive Officer, replacing outgoing Damian McDonald. Murphy takes over the organisation’s leadership, which has the responsibility of maintaining Irish studbooks, issuing horse passports, managing relationships between equine sports stakeholders and marketing the Irish equine industry globally. He joins …

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